Roelof Colyn

Solo Musicians / Duos

Diverse singer and pianist.

Roelof studied Light Music piano and voice at the Pretoria Technikon and started his professional career in the theatre - as the Navigational Officer in Return To The Forbidden Planet. He moved on from there to be band leader/ accompanist/arranger/composer/musical director/conductor in and for shows like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Janice Honeyman's A Lad In A Lamp and Aladdin, Serial Stoeptannies Live, Rock Me Amadeus, Rock on! Beethoven, Hairspray, Mama Mia, Fiela's Child, has also presented the KYKnet television show Overture and was the arranger and band leader for the channel's duo singing competition Zing! He arranges for anything from choirs, jazz vocal ensembles and small bands to big band and orchestra. he plays the piano for anyone who asks - luckily that has included Nataniël, Elsabe Zietsman, Ian von Memerty, Thandi Claasen, Sarah Theron, Heidi Edeling, Raoul Beukes, Jannie Moolman, Jennifer Jones, Coenie de Villiers, Mimi Coertse, Kate Normington, Sibongile Khumalo, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, to name but a few. He rearranged and musically directed The Steve Hofmeyr Musical as well as re-arranged the score of Scribble The Musical. He's a diverse player and is comfortable in all styles making him perfect for any corporate function or in any band setup – from Starlight Classics (2010 and 2011) to Cabaret. He's written and performed several original works for piano and orchestra. Presently, and for the last ten years and just over 820 shows, he's been the other half of A Handful of Keys, which has toured around the world and has been seen by more than 400 000 people in it's 17 years running. At the moment he’s working with Felicity Kieran doing jazz shows and is playing/arranging the songs for the Huisgenoot song writing competition.

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